Reading Time: 4 minutes Presidential hopeful Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) forcefully made the case for better election laws and highlighted the devastating impact of voter suppression on democracy. Will her primary rivals follow her example? Election integrity experts are encouraged.
Reading Time: 9 minutes As the 2020 campaign gets closer, political divisions are likely to be reflected in the debate over the National Popular Vote Compact, falling along predictable party lines.
Reading Time: 9 minutes Voter roll purges are required by law. But aggressive purge practices and purges based on inaccurate information disenfranchise thousands of eligible voters.
Reading Time: 9 minutes Manual audits of machine-marked “paper ballots” from hybrid voting systems cannot detect fraud because the hybrids can change votes after the ballots have been cast.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Restoring government of the people — or not — will define the nation’s future, activists say.
Reading Time: 6 minutes Abrams came very close in her Georgia race to be the country’s first female African American governor. Still a major political mover and shaker, she’s using what happened to her in 2018 to spur reform of voting laws throughout the country.
Reading Time: 9 minutes A WhoWhatWhy investigation has shown that voter suppression was a factor in the razor-thin outcome of the Virginia House race that gave Republicans control of the chamber — and could now hand them control of the state’s governorship.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Election integrity activists are suing Texas state officials over a controversial and misleading advisory that asserts that thousands of “noncitizens” illegally voted.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Allegations of election fraud, the resignation of the chairman of the board of elections, a rogue political operative, and math that doesn’t add up — here’s a timeline of events concerning North Carolina’s 9th District.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS) made headlines again, this time for openly supporting voter suppression laws. But she’s not alone: other officials are also growing bolder about why they do what they do.
Reading Time: 2 minutes The midterm elections clearly showed that Americans want more democracy. Let’s allow them to vote on it in 2020.
Reading Time: 5 minutes An election integrity group is challenging the results in Georgia’s race for lieutenant governor. If successful, the election will be re-run using a more secure voting system — paper ballots.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Opinion: Millions of Americans are voting on hackable machines with no paper trail. Cyber systems are wide open to attack. It’s time for election officials to take their security and privacy responsibilities seriously.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Most counties in Florida don’t preserve ballot images — despite state and federal law that requires them to do so. With recounts looming, AUDIT-USA is suing the state for better enforcement.
Reading Time: 4 minutes In Florida, Gov. Rick Scott has restored the right to vote to a small sliver of felons who have served their time. A constitutional amendment on the ballot would change that.
Reading Time: 8 minutes After a federal judge put the brakes on a case questioning the security of Georgia’s voting machines, a look back shows how Secretary of State Brian Kemp has ignored or minimized the problem.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Antiquated voting machines, voter roll purges, and absentee ballots may present problems for Ohio voters this election, potentially disenfranchising some voters.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Shelby County claims it was too overwhelmed by thousands of last-minute voter registrations to give citizens rejected by the system a chance to correct errors or omissions on their forms on election day. Now it’s up to the court to decide what will happen to voters.
Reading Time: 7 minutes A state lawyer reveals that not all counties report the ballots they reject to the state — misleading the public and making it nearly impossible to know the real scope of the problem.
Reading Time: 2 minutes For Georgians it may seem like there’s no great option for voting. But apathy and not voting only plays into the suppressors’ hands. Though things may look bad, citizen awareness is rising, and we hope that you’ll participate in this fragile enterprise we call democracy.